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December, 2018

  • 11 December

    Beano fans rejoice and fill your list with these new comic book treats

    Beano Monopoly

    Celebrating its 80th year this year and rounding-off 12 months that’s seen the comic increase in popularity they’ve added some more utterly fabulous fodder to their store. For some Beano based gaming fun they’ve Beano Cluedo (£29.99) the play is to uncover who pranked teacher, Beano Monopoly (£34.99) to own …

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November, 2018

  • 27 November

    Toyologist’s Top 10 Toys for Christmas 2018

    The time has come! Here are my top 10 toys for this Christmas! (in no particular order, of course) Boxer- Spinmaster This rambunctious robo has wowed reviewers around the world with his endearing personality and impressive array of features. If you’re in the market for an AI buddy, Boxer is …

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  • 16 November

    Watch Your wallets! Nifflers set loose in London.

    To celebrate the launch of the latest film in the Fantastic Beasts series, The Crimes of Grindelwald, LEGO Group have created seven naughty Nifflers and set them loose around the UK! Each of the cute, magical rascals are made from 11,000 bricks and weigh 30KG! As we all know, Nifflers are …

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  • 14 November

    Dream Toys 2018 announces their Top 12!

    With christmas right around the corner, one of the Toy Industry’s most anticipated events has launched it’s Annual ‘Top 12’. Dream Toys is here! So, what made the list? What shall be burning holes in the pockets this year? Check out the list below and get those letters off to …

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  • 7 November

    Overwatch NERF Blasters on the way

    NERF Fortnite

    Blizzard Entertainment and Hasbro have a trio of blasters for Overwatch fans – First up is the Nerf Rival Overwatch Mcree Edition blaster, the third blaster in the Nerf Rival Overwatch line-up, its McCree’s signature accessory in Overwatch, this blaster propels rounds at up to 90 feet per second and …

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October, 2018

  • 29 October

    Botbots Launched at Comic Con

    London Comic Con ended with a bang yesterday as Hasbro announced their brand new Transformers line, Botbots! These pint-sized mechanoids are the latest in the ‘Blind Bag’ trend and as such have an impressive roster to be collected. 61 is the current count, which will be leaping up to 191 …

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  • 24 October

    Supercar Customiser pimps up a Little Tikes ride

    Little Tikes Sports Racer

    Owner of Yiannimize, star of Dave’s Yianni Supercar Customiser, car pimper for Harry Styles, Anthony Joshua and Gordon Ramsay has been working on a ride at the more affordable end for mortals. Yes his usual trade are the likes of a McLaren 720, Lamborghini Aventador and those Italian red ones …

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  • 2 October

    One Direction – Happily they’re not History

    One Direction dolls

    Well Liam says there is a chance that this “not crap” boy band will re-group and will be back on the road soon(ish). Plenty of boy bands had merchandise but none quite as good as the One Direction doll range, oh how we roll-played with our collection back in the …

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September, 2018

  • 28 September

    Hamleys and the rise of ‘The Imperfects’

    This week saw yet another toy retailer unveil their ‘Top Toys For Christmas’ list. Unlike most of the others, Hamleys simply couldn’t narrow their picks down to 10 and decided to buck the trend with a ‘Top 12’. The cynic within me wonders why they need two Monopoly sets (one …

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  • 17 September

    Winter is coming! The Top Toys for Christmas lists have begun!

    Just as you were settling down for a nice Pumpkin Spiced Latte, admiring the first Autumn leaves and having a good long think about your Halloween costume for this year, the toy industry sneaks up and gives you a rude slap across the wallet! That’s right we’re officially less than …

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  • 14 September

    Watch out Cozmo! A new Boxer has entered the ring with a harsh low-blow!

    Boxer is a highly interactive A.I companion that is ready to go straight out of the box. Interaction comes in the form of hand movements, read by Boxer's Inferred sensors, and via the 10 'activity cards' that are easily read by the clever little four-wheeled box!

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  • 11 September

    Strictly Come Dancing – The board game for those two-left footers

    Strictly Come Dancing - The Board Game

      You’ll get a bit of Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood in the speaking glitterball bit of this game, that itself worth the RRP surely? The new series starts this weekend Saturday night (8th September @ 7.35pm). You’ll not capture the high-octane action of a prime-time celebrity infused show in …

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  • 7 September

    Fugglers – Sleep with one eye open and your mouth closed!

    Fugglers on tour

    Sadly, the days of blissful sleep and tearless trips to the shops are over. Fugglers from Spinmaster are here and they’re a little bit odd, to say the least! These funny-ugly bears (yes that’s what their name means, nothing else thank you!) are certainly eye catching. With ‘real human’ teeth, …

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August, 2018

  • 19 August

    Dog days are here to stay – It’s the Ultimate Pooch Paw Patroller

    Ultimate Fire Rescue - Paw Patrol

    You can’t help but marvel when lightning is caught in a bottle and that is exactly what the one of the international behemoths of the Toy Industry, Spinmaster, have done with Paw Patrol. This unstoppable property has dominated TV, books, merchandise and toys for the last few years and if …

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  • 16 August

    STAX – a bright new world of building

    STAX - light and sound building bricks

    Building toys. They’re the ultimate plaything for the imagination and now, thanks to STAX, your imagination has just been given a whole new dimension to play with: lights and sounds. If you’ve ever wanted your hand-crafted fire truck to be a tad more flashy or your personalised beasty to have …

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